The American dream captured in a moment

The Wolf family Last week we were filming for our upcoming “people of indie restaurants” series, and Paul Hesselblad of Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, NC said this…. “Jake Wolf is one of the hardest working men I’ve ever seen in my life. He’s the owner, the chef, and he’s in here doing it harder…

Two guys and their khakis

Back in 2008 Wil and I dusted off our finest wrinkle-free dress shirts and sports coats and hopped on an expensive flight to Los Angeles. We went because a woman who worked in HR at a large pizza chain had emailed us about the possibility of rolling out Schedulefly to all of their restaurants –…

"the people of indie restaurants" video series coming soon…

We are super-excited to announce our upcoming video series, “the people of indie restaurants.” It will feature not only owners, as with our Restaurant Owners Uncorked series, but also servers, cooks, managers, bartenders and other people that work for some of the thousands of incredible independent restaurants we serve. The idea came after we put…

Karma and trust

Lisa Siegel, Wil, Julian Siegel Like so many of our amazing restaurant customers and the places we’ve filmed for our video series, Riverside Market & Cafe in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, N.C. are both very popular, fun, successful restaurants. And both operate with environments of karma and trust. The owners…

The secret to restaurant success (or success in any business)

Over the last three years I’ve interviewed dozens of successful independent restaurant owners for Schedulefly’s Restaurant Owners Uncorked book and video series, and here’s what I have learned is the secret to success in the restaurant business: there is no secret! You’ve simply got to figure out your own personal formula for success through trial…